Human architecture and the sociology of self-knowledge relate to one another as practice to research—as whole to part. Human architecture is about tearing down walls of human alienation, and building integrative human realities in favor of a just global society. The sociology of self-knowledge explores how everyday personal self-identities and world-historical social structures constitute one another. And the present journal seeks to chronicle the creatively evolving spiral of their dialectical journey toward untapped human potentialities.
Current Issue: Volume 11, Issue 1 (2013) Conversations with Enrique Dussel on Anti-Cartesian Decoloniality & Pluriversal Transmodernity
This Fall 2013 (XI, 1) issue of Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, is entitled and dedicated to "Conversations with Enrique Dussel on Anti-Cartesian Decoloniality and Pluriversal Transmodernity." Despite the long established recognition and reputation of Dussel as being the most prolific, creative, and influential living Latin American philosopher, a limited portion of his writings has hitherto appeared in English. Exiled to Mexico from his native Argentina more than 35 years ago, Dussel has written more than 70 books and hundreds of articles ranging from theology to history, from philosophy to politics. Increasing interest in his work has been emerging among students and educators interested in developing liberating social theories and philosophies from the Global South. The present volume is one emerging response among many to Dussel's call for a "South-South Philosophical Dialogue" in order to advance the cause of decolonization and liberation of inner and global human realities. Contributors include: Enrique Dussel, Eduardo Mendieta, Oscar Guardiola-Rivera, Linda Martín Alcoff, Lewis R. Gordon, Ramón Grosfoguel, Dustin Craun, Rehnuma Sazzad (regarding both her article and her review of the book of poetry by the Palestinian-American poet Lisa Suhair Majaj), Linda Weber, and Mohammad H. Tamdgidi.
Introduction: Enrique Dussel’s Multiple Decolonial Contributions
George Ciccariello-Maher and Ramón Grosfoguel
Justice after the Law: Paul of Tarsus and the People of Come
Philosophy, the Conquest, and the Meaning of Modernity A Commentary on "Anti-Cartesian Meditations: On the Origin of the Philosophical Anti-Discourse of Modernity" by Enrique Dussel
Linda Martín Alcoff
- Issue Co-Editors
- George Ciccariello-Maher, Drexel University
- Ramon Grosfoguel, University of California at Berkeley
- Journal Editor
- Mohammad H. Tamdgidi, University of Massachusetts Boston